Guiltless Pleasures: Vegan food and chocolate, being at the lake, sleep, tennis, time with my family, conversation with friends, tea, quiet time at home with our dog.
Why Yoga/Meditation: I was drawn to meditation during a particularly stressful time in my life. My daily meditation practice quickly showed me what I can only describe as an inner silence and knowing. My meditation and yoga practices continue to increase my awareness, find connection to what is most important to me, and minimize how I allow myself to be affected by outside distractions. It’s called a practice for a reason… and I continue to practice!
Born: Fairfax, VA
Guiltless Pleasures: ice cream, naps with my 2 dogs, reading, outdoor music concerts, Homeland on Showtime, walks in nature with my hubby & exploring new music & sounds on Spotify.
Why Yoga: I practice because it helps me to stay calm, be fully present, and make decisions in my life. In 2013, my life changed as I had a VAD that caused a stroke. I enjoy sharing with others, dealing with their own life's changes, the reminder that our yoga is always changing along our journey.
Certifications: Pure Prana Holistic Yoga Teacher 200hr, Kripalu Yoga Teacher 500hr with a focus on integrating Ayurveda, YoKids YTT, Prenatal Teacher Training w/Janice Clarfield, Divine Sleep YTT
Guiltless pleasures: horseback riding across the Mongolian steppe, traveling with my family, chocolate croissants, cooking, getting lost in a good book.
Why yoga: I discovered my love for yoga while living in Mongolia and soon found myself jumping into teacher training. Yoga allows me to escape the craziness of life by allowing myself to slow down, listen to my body, and find grounding. I love how I feel after a yoga practice.
Certifications: Namaste Yoga School Mongolia 200-hour YTT, Restorative Yoga with Tara Lemerise
Born: Clearwater, Florida
Guiltless pleasures: Savasana, warm fuzzy feelings, good books, sunsets, weekends, addicting puzzles, & guacamole.
Why yoga: When I need to breathe and connect, I practice yoga. I believe whole-heartedly that yoga enables me to pay attention, connect the dots, decide how much and what I want to change, and find the inherent, innate joy that lives in every cell of my body.
Certifications: JourneYoga 200 hr, Sun & Moon Yoga Studio 300 hr